ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Steamed Cake with Meat Filling Recipe – Cake without butter or Margarine, Healthy and Delicious !

Updated on May 30, 2014


Healthy Steamed Cake – Great for Breakfast


The steamed cake is spongy and the meat filling is so tasty, the end results is you will go for a second and third serving! Since it is a steamed cake, no butter or margarine is required at all. The only oil you need is cooking oil for stir frying the meat, and only 2 tablespoons of it. For healthier cooking oil, I strongly recommend the grape seed oil. Read further to understand the advantage of using grape seed oil.

If you do not want to use the meat filling, you can substitute it with any type of your preferred fruit jam, Nuttella, or just leave the filling out. Spread any type of jam, insert cheese slice or ham slice when you are ready to consume the cake.

4.3 out of 5 stars from 4 ratings of Steamed Cake with Meat Filling Recipe

Steamed Cake with Meat Filling Recipe


Ingredients A (Meat Filling)

200g minced meat (pork, beef or chicken)

4 shallots (chopped into tiny pieces)

3 cloves of garlic (chopped into tiny pieces)

1 tbsp of light soy sauce

½ tbsp of potato or corn starch

Pinch of pepper powder



Ingredients B (Cake)

5 eggs

150g castor sugar

1 tsp ovalette (or use condensed milk as substitute) – see below for more information on ovalette

70 ml milk

200g plain flour



Ingredients C

4 tbsp water

A few drops of sesame oil

Salt



Ingredients D

1 tbsp of chopped spring onion



Method

Step 1 : Prepare the meat filling

  1. Season the minced meat with light soy sauce, corn starch and pinch of pepper powder to taste.
  2. Heat up about 2 tbsp of oil in a wok, stir fry chopped shallots, garlic until fragrant.
  3. Add in the seasoned minced meat. (Avoid overcooked, to keep the meat juicy)
  4. Add in Ingredients C
  5. Briefly stir fry and dish up.
  6. Set aside.



Step 2 : Make the Cake

  1. Beat egg, castor sugar and ovalette till fluffy.
  2. Gradually and slowly fold in milk and plain flour.
  3. Beat till smooth
  4. Divide the batter to two portions
  5. Pour the first portion into steaming tray
  6. Steam over medium heat for 15 minutes
  7. Remove steamed cake from the steamer
  8. Spread evenly the fried meat filling on top of the cake
  9. Sprinkle with chopped spring onions (Ingredients D).
  10. Pour the second portion of the batter over the meat. Spread it evenly.
  11. Steam the cake again over medium heat for 15 minutes.
  12. Remove the cake from the steamer
  13. Let the cake cool down before removing the cake from the tray.
  14. Cut into pieces and serve.

Ovalette
Ovalette

Substitute for Ovalette : Condensed Milk

What is Ovalette ?

Ovalette is commonly used emulsifier or stabilizer in making sponge cake. It helps to keep the batter airy. A small tablespoon of ovalette will give the cake a very light, soft and sponge-like cake. You can find it in Asian cake shop. They commonly used in Malaysia and Singapore. The ingredients of ovalette include: Monoglyceride, Polysorbate, Sorbitol, Polyglycerol, Propylene Glycol, Tartrazine and Water.

If you can't get a hold of ovalette, you can use condensed milk as substitute.

Health Benefits of Using Grape Seed Oil

Extensively used in world, especially by health-conscious people, grape seed oil is rich in proanthocyanidins (OPC) a compound that is high in antioxidants. It is fifty times more effective than Vitamin E and 20 times stronger than Vitamin C.

Antioxidants can be found in grape skins and seeds. They are more concentrated in red and black grapes. The oil is made by cold-pressing the grape seeds. It contains vitamins, minerals, proteins, lipids, antioxidants and carbohydrates. It also contains high quantities of Vitamin E and F, and also minerals like zinc potassium, copper, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron and selenium.

Chinese Steamed Cake Making

Copyright

The text and all images on this page, unless otherwise indicated, are owned by Ingenira who hereby asserts her copyright on the material. Permission must be granted by the author in writing prior to copy or republish this article in print or online. However, please feel free to copy the first paragraph with a link back to this page. Thank you.

© Ingenira 2013

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Ingenira profile imageAUTHOR

      Ingenira 

      4 years ago

      Why not ! :)

    • jtrader profile image

      jtrader 

      4 years ago

      I think I would try this with peanut butter or chutney. Voted up and useful!

    • Ingenira profile imageAUTHOR

      Ingenira 

      5 years ago

      Haha... hope you will get the chance to try it, and I assure you that you will like it, angryelf.

    • angryelf profile image

      angryelf 

      5 years ago from Tennessee

      This is such an odd recipe; I don't think I've heard the words "meat" and "cake" in the same recipe haha, but I'm a food lover and can't knock an idea! Thanks for the unique contribution!!! Voted up!

    • Ingenira profile imageAUTHOR

      Ingenira 

      5 years ago

      Thank you so much, KoffeKlatchGals, AliciaC, CeresSchwarz, Vacation Trip and Livingsta for your comment.

      Steamed cake with meat filling is actually quite a common cake in Malaysia and Singapore. My mom makes it quite often for us, and we love it. It's very tasty.

    • livingsta profile image

      livingsta 

      5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Interesting recipe. Definitely a healthy one and worth a try. Thank you for sharing this with us. Voted up, sharing and pinning.

    • Vacation Trip profile image

      Susan 

      5 years ago from India

      Wow. A unique recipe. Simply awesome. Voted up and rated 5 stars.

    • Ceres Schwarz profile image

      Ceres Schwarz 

      5 years ago

      Interesting recipe. Putting cake and meat together seems like an unusual idea but it does sounds tasty and delicious. And it's also good that the recipe is healthy.

    • AliciaC profile image

      Linda Crampton 

      5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I've never heard of steamed cake with a meat filling, either. The recipe sounds intriguing and tasty! Thanks for sharing it, Ingenira.

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile image

      Susan Hazelton 

      5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      What an interesting recipe. I've never thought of putting meat and cake together. I will have to try it.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)